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Brynarth Country Guest House


SY23 4HX

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Tel: 01974 261367


Brynarth Country Guest House is nestled in rural splendor amongst some of the most stunning scenery in the Ystwyth Valley. It is owned and run by James Dwyer & Stuart Betts and is situated within the beautiful countryside in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains.

Brynarth is ideally located to access not only the many attractions in Ceredigion, The Ystwyth and Elan Valleys but is close enough to easily enjoy the bustling coastal town of Aberystwyth itself.

The 17th Century farmhouse and barns have been tastefully and sympathetically renovated in keeping with Brynarth’s age and time in history, with two acres of bluebell woods included within it’s eight acres of grounds, Brynarth hosts an abundance of wildlife - including regular fly-pasts by red kites, successfully re-populating this area of mid-Wales. Bats, owls and pheasants are usually both seen and heard daily.

Crystal clear spring water comes down from the mountains to supply Brynarth even through the driest of summers. It is the perfect place to relax and unwind, whether for a weekend break or a longer stay, and if you’re feeling more energetic there is so much countryside waiting to be explored, particularly by foot or bicycle.

The accommodation includes two double rooms in the main farmhouse, both with large en-suite shower rooms, one with sitting area and dual aspect windows looking out over the countryside. Just across the courtyard, The Old Dairy Barn has 5 delightful en-suite rooms, 2 being singles, plus a further double and a twin that share a bathroom and are ideal for use as a family ‘suite’ or small group. All rooms are centrally-heated, have free Wifi, radio alarm clocks and hair dryers, tea and coffee making facilities, Welsh toiletries and egyptian cotton towels. Rooms are serviced each day to make your stay as comfortable as possible. An iron and ironing board are available on request.

Bed and Breakfast rates include a cooked breakfast of your choice from our menu, plus fresh fruit, cereals, yoghurts and toast and preserves. We pride ourselves on offering as much local, fresh produce as we can, most of our eggs come from our own chickens! Breakfast is served in the warm and welcoming farmhouse Dining Room.

Evening meals can be arranged for groups of 8 or more guests and are bookable in advance. Dinner is normally served at 7pm and comprises a set menu of two courses, a main course and dessert, with after dinner coffee/tea/mints for £25 per person. If you wish to dine with us please note that we require at least 48 hours notice. Packed lunches are also available by arrangement, if you are planning a day out walking or cycling.

Guests can relax in front of a log fire in the lounge with it’s adjoining licenced Snug Bar. We are fully licensed with a good range of beers, wines and spirits.

To enhance the evenings, there is a separate Games Barn where one can enjoy table tennis, pool & darts, here there is also a large colour television with comfy sofas.

We have a large car park and also offer secure, covered parking to motorcyclists and cycles.


We welcome ‘Well-behaved’ dogs by prior arrangement only. We have designated rooms that can accommodate your pet so please contact us first to check availability and requirements. We allow a maximum of 2 dogs per room. We charge £10 per dog for a one/two night stay, and then an additional £5 per night thereafter.

We have a ‘woodland walk’ around our field for you to walk your dog, and there are lots of great dog walking tracks close by.
Enclosed garden / Fenced area to walk dog
Dogs allowed inside the property
Dogs allowed in bedrooms
Pooch bags provided


We can provide 'extras' upon request, champagne, flowers, chocolates etc


Brynarth hosts an abundance of wildlife, we are well located for easy access to many Nature Reserves, Cors Ian Nature Reserve is only 400 yards from us.

Bird Watching / Wildlife Watching
Wildlife / Nature Reference Books
Nature Walks Onsite / Nearby
Ponds / Conservation Area Onsite / Nearby
Bird Tables/ Hanging Feeders/ Nest Boxes Onsite


We have a large cosy guest lounge, dining room and games barn plus 8 acres of grounds with seating areas and outside tables and chairs.

Accommodate Small Groups 4-10
Communal Areas
Communal Eating Areas
Private Garden / Outdoor Seating Area
Provide inclusive packages (Dinner Bed & Breakfast)
Provide Information on local restaurants
Accept Hen & Stag Parties
Help with organising transport (Taxis, mini buses etc.)
Provide Information on activities / attractions for groups
Ample Parking For further information visit:


From Aberystwyth take the A487 South. Just past Llanfarian, turn left onto the A485 through Llanilar to Lledrod. (In Llanilar, take the second exit at the new mini-roundabout in front of the Falcon Inn, to stay on the A485.)

In Lledrod, turn left at the hairpin bend, signposted to Ystrad Meurig, and follow this road up through the village houses. Go up and round to the left, keep going for about 2 miles then take the narrow left turn at the blue ‘Brynarth’ sign to Trawsgoed/Crosswood, carry on down this road for about half a mile and you will find us on the left hand side.

You will see the car park entrance first then the gated drive immediately afterwards. Please use the car park unless you are a Blue Badge Holder; there are pedestrian steps in the corner directly down into the main courtyard. Blue Badge holders please call ahead and we will be watching out for you to assist with baggage and show you where to park your car.

From Carmarthen and the South, follow the A485 to the north, go through Tregaron taking the left at the junction in the middle of the town, then look out for the steep descent into Lledrod and the hairpin left bend. Take the right turn immediately on the hairpin bend, signposted to Ystrad Meurig, then follow as above.

If travelling on the B4340 North from Pontrhydfendigaid ignore any SatNav directions to turn left towards the river ford, carry on and turn left over the bridge, then turn left again following the blue ‘Brynarth’ sign. Just under a mile you will reach a T junction, bare left here, at this point some SatNav’s will try to direct you down a dead end track back towards the river ford again!... ignore this and carry on following the blue ‘Brynarth’ sign for a mile and a half, up the steep hill, over the hump back bridge, carry on even though your SatNav may have told you that you have ‘reached your destination’ you will find us on the right-hand side.

If travelling south from Aberystwyth on the B4340 follow this road for just under 7 miles until you reach Trawsgoed, then take the right turn over the bridge and follow the above directions, towards Brynarth.

£52.00 to £165.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast

  • Building of historical interest
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Coach parties welcomed
  • Single sex groups welcomed
  • Cycles for hire
  • Fishing
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Pony trekking/horse-riding